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  • 1. Using video in Second Life Educational Environments Presented at the STEM Colloquium by Larry Klugman aka Keith Mitchell
  • 2. Event Resources • Event Note Card • Streaming wiki page • Screen capture movies
  • 3. Why Video? • A video is worth a lot of text chatting! • Live video for external “expert” visits. • An Archived video library can support individual needs. • Adds a personal touch and a little RL in our virtual world.
  • 4. Format • Live streaming in RSTP QuickTime format • Video on demand, downloads from a server as you watch • Video is a client side burden, not SL
  • 5. Setting the Media URL • Each parcel can display one media item by external URL • You must own the parcel or have admin rights by being in a group • Preferences (Edit Menu> Preferences) under the "Media" tab. Make sure the "Play Streaming Media When Available" box is checked
  • 6. Setting the Media URL • Access About World window • Media tab, select media type = video. Select unique solid color texture. • Set media url to a video on your server or live stream.
  • 7. A Live Source to Try • • acerocks/
  • 8. Pre Fab Scripted Screens • Media Player in your SL Library • Freeview 51 • NHC Media Center from SLExchange
  • 9. Streaming • Free for 5 viewers at a time • A browser and a webcam is all that is required • Fast and easy. Starting a webcast gives you a URL to paste into your media tab of “about land”
  • 10. QuickTime Streaming Server • Comes with Leopard Server • Darwin Streaming Server • Use free QuickTime Broadcaster to send the stream • Wirecast from Varasoftware $400
  • 11. Thank You! • Questions? Comments?